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The Bulgari Aluminium GMT Amerigo Vespucci Limited Edition

The Bulgari Aluminium GMT Amerigo Vespucci Limited Edition

The launch of the Bulgari Aluminio in 1998 created quite a stir. Its unusual combination of black rubber and lightweight aluminum resulted in an unconventional but highly attractive, eye-catching sports watch with a slick Italian soul. In 2020, Bulgari staged a much-anticipated comeback of the Aluminum with automatic movements and an increased water-resistance of 100 metros in time-and-date, chronograph and GMT models.

The Bulgari Aluminium GMT Amerigo Vespucci Limited Edition

AMERIGO AND AMERICA

America is named after Amerigo Vespucci (1451-1512), the Florentine explorer and navigator who proposed a revolutionary theory that the lands Christopher Columbus reached in 1492 were part of a separate continent from Asia. The first use of the name “America” (a Latinised version of Amerigo) appeared on a 1507 map by German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller, depicting the new continent, which incorporated vital data collected by Vespucci during his voyages to the New World.

 The Bulgari Aluminium GMT Amerigo Vespucci Limited EditionThe Bulgari Aluminium GMT Amerigo Vespucci Limited Edition

 

One of the most distinguishing features of the Aluminium collection is the thick rubber bezel inscribed with Bvlgari Bvlgari. Picking up on the vessel’s black hull, the rubber bezel of the Aluminium Amerigo Vespucci is black, matching the black rubber strap. Home time can be tracked on the bright yellow and black anodised aluminium 24-hour flange with white numerals indicated by a central yellow arrow-tipped hand with lume. The yellow and black details on the sloping GMT flange and dial are meant to reference the golden trimmings and black railings of the Amerigo Vespucci.

 

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